Installing and using ExpressVPN for Windows

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A simple and secure VPN service verified by a third party for zero log

ExpressVPN Is registered on the British Virgin Islands Tortola Express Technologies Ltd Operated by (development is Express VPN International Ltd.) VPN app with high encryption Secure connection, Kill switch and no log,TrustedServer By using (Run VPN server with RAM only) Privacy protectionCommunication can be established in a secure environment of the highest class.

ExpressVPN does not have a free version or trial period, and you need to purchase a subscription to use it, but a refund is guaranteed for 30 days after purchase.
Privacy Haven
British Virgin Islands where ExpressVPN is registered Privacy Haven In a country where user privacy is protected, as in 5 Eyes and 9 Eyes, public authorities do not force you to monitor specific IP addresses or log accounts.
transparency
Audit corporation that will become an independent third organization after 2018 PwC Cyber ​​security companies Cure53 ,F-Secure After receiving an audit such as, the result of the audit is after logging in to the ExpressVPN account management page.Privacy & Security Audit Page You can check with.
PwC audits ExpressVPN servers to ensure important privacy protections
2021 ExpressVPN is owned by Israeli millionaire Teddy Sagi Kape Technologies PLC However, there is no data provided by Express Technologies Ltd and it is operated independently under the umbrella of Kape Technologies PLC.
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System requirements

Version 10 Currently

OS: Windows 7/8 / 10 / 11

Where to get the software

ExpressVPN for Windows official website

How to purchase ExpressVPN (account acquisition)

ExpressVPN purchases a subscription and gets an account before installing the app.

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Official Website Click "Buy ExpressVPN" from.

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Select a plan.

Each plan has automatic renewal enabled for the subscription type, and you can change the plan or unsubscribe from the account management screen.

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Enter a receivable email address and select a payment method from credit card, PayPal, and Bitcoin to make the payment.

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If you want to use the displayed password Randomly generated password And select "Continue with this password".

To set a password, click "Create Password" to register.

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The activation code and the download button for the app will be displayed. Save the activation code and download the app.

The activation code will not be sent by email, but can be found on the account management screen.
Refund within the trial period (30 days)
If it is within the trial period Support If you contact us, they will process the refund on the same day without any persistent solicitation.
In the case of e-mail, even if you send it in Japanese, it will respond, but the reply e-mail is in English.

ExpressVPN installation

The ExpressVPN installer does not include adware or spyware.

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Launch the downloaded ExpressVPN installer, and when the User Account Control dialog is displayed, click "Yes" to allow it.

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The installation will be performed automatically, so click "Sign in" when it is complete.

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When the User Account Control dialog is displayed, click "Yes" to allow.

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Enter the activation code and click "Continue".

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If you want to use a VPN connection all the time Automatic startup at startup Is enabled with "OK".

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"OK" to allow anonymous usage data transmission, "No" to deny.

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Installation is complete when the home screen is displayed.

Configuration

ExpressVPN is speedy and secure with default settings, but protocols, kill switches, etc. can be changed manually.

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To change the setting, click the hamburger button on the home screen. Options choose.

General

General In the tab, start settings and Kill switch (Network Lock),Split tunnelSet.

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Start ExpressVPN when Windows starts
Start ExpressVPN when you start your computer.
Minimize and start ExpressVPN
Start with ExpressVPN stored in the system tray.
Connect to the location you last used when you started ExpressVPN.
When used in combination with Starting ExpressVPN when Windows starts, it automatically connects to the VPN when Windows starts.

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Network Lock Is enabled by default.

Network Lock (Kill Switch) is a feature that blocks the system from connecting to an unencrypted DNS server to stay online if the VPN connection is lost for any reason.

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Split tunnel When is enabled, in "Settings"  Exclude from VPN connection or Apply VPN connection You can select the application you want to use.

ExpressVPNSplit tunnel Network Lock Can be used together with.
Account

"Account Management" on the Account tab can access the account management screen,Subscription suspension , Payment method update,Confirmation of activation code,Issuing an invoice And so on.

protocol

ExpressVPN automatically selects the optimal protocol (communication protocol) Automatic selection Is the default, and you can also specify the protocol.

Automatic selection Is fast by default Lightway-UDP And switch to another protocol depending on the environment.
Lightway – UDP (User Datagram Protocol)
The latest VPN protocol developed by ExpressVPN that offers both speed and security.
Lightway – TCP (Transmission Control Protocol)
It is more stable than UDP.
OpenVPN – UDP (User Datagram Protocol)
An open source protocol with excellent speed, stability and security.
OpenVPN – TCP (Transmission Control Protocol)
It is more stable than UDP.
IKEv2
The latest protocol with fast communication speed and high security.
L2TP / IPSec
Not recommended for use due to low security level.
ExpressVPN wire guard Does not supportlight way Is an alternative protocol to WireGuard.
Shortcut

ShortcutNow you can edit the apps and links that appear on your home page.

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The browser is Google Chrome-Firefox Extensions can be added.

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"Add Chrome" is chrome web store, "Install on Firefox" Firefox add-on store ExpressVPN Extensions page opens.

Microsoft Edge and Brave Chromium-based browsers use extensions for Chrome.

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Adding extensions allows you to change locations and turn VPN on / off from your browser.

How to use ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN does not implement functions to improve anonymity or ad blocking, but the UI is simple and easy to use without any functional restrictions depending on the plan.

・ Number of devices that can be used with one account: 1
・ Location: 94 locations in 160 countries
· P2P connection: Support
· Streaming service: Support
· Connecting to Tor: Support

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Smart locationThe most suitable server is selected based on the distance and communication speed, and when you click the power button, it connects to the selected server and establishes a VPN.

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To change the location, select any server from the 3-point reader.

Check for DNS leaks

Use a dedicated site to check if the IP address is properly protected when connecting to the VPN.

Split tunnelingIf is enabled, disable it before testing.

ipleak.net

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With a VPN connection established ipleak.net Access toYour IP address と DNS Address If is the same IP address and the country of the connected VPN server is displayed, the IP address is anonymized.

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